Patrons in the Fitness Center should be age 12 or older. Youth 12 to 14 years of age must successfully complete a youth fitness center orientation offered by the McKendree MetroRecPlex Fitness Staff in order to use the weight room, cardio area, and walking track.
It is strongly recommended that individuals receive a thorough physical examination and obtain a physician’s release before beginning an exercise program.
As a courtesy to other members, please do not talk on your cell phone on the fitness floor.
For the security of your personal belongings and the safety of other members, please keep gym bags, coats, and other personal items locked in a locker in the locker room.
Appropriate dress attire is mandatory at all times. Shirts, workout pants/shorts and fully closed athletic shoes are required. Jeans, sandals of any type, crocs, dress shoes and other inappropriate attire are prohibited. Pants with zippers are not considered appropriate attire for the fitness floor. For sanitary purposes, shirts must fully cover backs and midriffs.
Refrain from the use of outside or personal fitness equipment in the fitness center.
Clamps or weight collars should be used on free-weight bars. Please use a spotter or ask staff for assistance when needed.
Refrain from slamming or dropping the weight stacks or free weights.
Re-rack all weights and return accessory items to appropriate storage areas. Equipment is specifically located in designated areas of the fitness center and the respective fitness studios.
Refrain from altering the arrangement of the equipment or removing equipment from these designated studio areas.
It is the responsibility of the member to wipe off all strength and cardio equipment after each use. Cleaning solution and cleaning-towels are located throughout the facility.
Allow other members the opportunity to “work-in” while using the strength machines and free weights.
Please limit use of the cardiovascular machines to 30 minutes during peak usage.
Offensive language and/or inappropriate noises are prohibited.
Headphones must be worn for personal music devices.
Sessions of instruction or any form of personal training are to be conducted only by employees of the McKendree MetroRecPlex that are certified personal trainers and approved fitness staff. Outside contracting or non-approved private instruction is not allowed.